Read the TV Guide, You Don’t Need a TV
Let’s just say that the Lost Boys resonated a lot with me. Not because we had a vampire problem (or a vampire solution, as I looked at Santa Clara during my Kiefer Sutherland crush) but because, like Sam Emerson’s Grandpa, we didn’t really watch a lot of television. I guess I watched more than Grandpa since he didn’t have a television. But still…
What we did have was the piano sheet music for all the popular television shows. (Play the television theme songs, you don’t need to hear the actual theme song, Grandpa might add.) After I pounded my way through Mozart and Chopin, I could kick back and play a little “Love Boat” or “Dukes of Hazzard” or “Greatest American Hero.”
I may not have watched a lot of these shows, but I could sing every single theme song as if I watched these shows.
Yesterday’s post on Jezebel made me nostalgic for my television theme song sheet music. People don’t make great theme songs anymore. The only opening worth watching at the moment is the one for the Americans. But it’s an instrumental, and Josh doesn’t like it when I sing over the opening in a breath-y voice, “we are KGeeeeeeB spies, we are the KGB!”
I feel like Friends is the last show I watched that came with a catchy song that you hummed during the week, waiting for the next episode to air. I still sing a bunch of them: Silver Spoons;
Love, Sidney (Oooh, with Tony Randall! I just loved Tony Randall!)
And best instrumental, Twin Peaks (Didn’t the song creep you out?)
What television theme songs do you still sing?
P.S. My favourite forever and ever will be Speed Racer. It’s my ringtone for all doctor’s offices.